Wilson takes laidback approach

13 January 2018 21:44:33 GMTPlus11

Kyren Wilson is determined to land the second title of his career when he takes part in the Masters.

The 26-year-old, who faces Barry Hawkins in the first round at Alexandra Palace on Tuesday, has not won a major title since he defeated Judd Trump 10-9 in the 2015 Shanghai Masters final.

Since that triumph, Wilson has lost three finals - at the Indian Open to Anthony McGill in 2016 and at last year's World Open to Ding Junhui and English Open against Ronnie O'Sullivan.

"When you are reaching the latter stages of tournaments you are earning fantastic money now," said the world number 14.

"The money is a bonus and it's good to have nice things, but for me it's about the trophies.

"I'm trying to improve as a player. It has been really frustrating, chasing the second title. I won my first at a young age compared to others who are in their 40s.

"So I've given myself every chance to win more. I am trying to take a more laidback approach and what will be will be."

Wilson is 11/10 to come out on top against Hawkins and 6/4 to win the Masters outright, while O'Sullivan can be backed at 1212/1 and Trump at 1212/1.

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